WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- XiveTV (pronounced "zive"), a digital video network offering one of the most extensive collections of high-quality, long-form documentary entertainment, today announced its expansion to the Roku® streaming platform. Hot on the heels of its launch in February as the first-to-market mobile and streaming documentary network, XiveTV now counts Roku players and Roku TV™ models as part of a growing list of digital distribution platforms and services that feature its content, including Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, and iOS and Android mobile apps.
As more viewers transition from traditional television to internet-streaming on platforms such as Roku, XiveTV is quickly becoming an important player in the new media revolution. As stated by Lifehacker, "Reality TV and dramas get tiresome. Sometimes you want a little something smarter to watch, and that's where XiveTV comes in."
The XiveTV channel provides Roku customers with unique, thought-provoking content that embodies XiveTV's promise to deliver "smart entertainment for the passionate and curious." With more than two thousand hours of award-winning factual programs, XiveTV is organized into easily searchable areas of interest, such as history, science, wildlife, adventure and more. New programs are released every week.
"The breadth of available streaming entertainment is what sets the Roku platform apart from the competition and drives engagement among our customers," said Ed Lee, vice president of content at Roku. "XiveTV provides an enormous selection of high-quality documentary programming across a number of interest areas that we're certain our customers will enjoy."
In joining Roku's U.S. channel lineup, XiveTV joins the largest selection of streaming channels available on any streaming platform, with more than 2,000 channels in the Roku Channel Store, and more than 250,000 movies and television episodes.
"Roku has a highly-engaged and fast-growing audience, and has excelled at simplifying TV viewing for consumers who want easy access to quality content," said Greg Diefenbach, co-founder, XiveTV. "Through our expansion to the Roku platform, we're able to bring XiveTV to millions of curious viewers who want smart, factual entertainment across all of their screens."
Roku customers can download the XiveTV channel from the Roku Channel Store on Roku players and Roku TV models.
XiveTV is a fast-growing digital network dedicated exclusively to delivering high-quality, factual entertainment on video-on-demand (VOD) platforms. With the largest collection of purely long-form documentary content available online, XiveTV brings viewers engaging programs in the realms of history, science, nature, adventure and much more.
XiveTV is a free service available anytime, anywhere, on popular platforms such as Roku players and Roku TV models, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, and now on XiveTV's mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. With plans to expand to Fire TV in coming months, the service is ad supported with an ad-free subscription option. XiveTV programs are streamed more than 1 million times a week. XiveTV currently boasts nearly 500,000 subscribers.
XiveTV was created by Alliant Content, LLC in 2014, and is headed by documentary veterans Greg Diefenbach and Thomas Lucas. XiveTV's offices are located in New York and Washington, D.C.
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